Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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the type of operating system or hardware that make up a computer or computer system. These factors provide a particular environment for operation. The platform determines the parameters under which a system runs associated hardware and software. For example, software designed to run on a Macintosh, will not run on a PC and visa-versa. For Mac software, or hard-ware, to work in a PC environment, it would need to be cross-platformed.